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Google Continues To Battle Publishers Who Want To Be Paid For Links Google Continues To Battle Publishers Who Want To Be Paid For Links
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Google prepared a note about a proposal by French lawmakers and backed by French news publsihers, which want search engines to license all of their content. Publishers want to be paid for the privilege of linking to their content. Obviously, …

Google Accused Of Violating Your Privacy Again Google Accused Of Violating Your Privacy Again
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Google violates your privacy in all kinds of awful ways, or at least that’s what the online privacy proponents would have you believe. The last major privacy hurdle Google had to jump involved the company’s Street View service. Some investigations …

Criminal Investigation Into Google’s Street View To Be Dropped [Report] Criminal Investigation Into Google’s Street View To Be Dropped [Report]

Google has had trouble with its popular Street View product in Germany since the beginning. There were privacy concerns about it in the country before it finally received the go ahead from German courts, and ultimately launched in that country …

The Supreme Court Doesn’t Care About Your Privacy The Supreme Court Doesn’t Care About Your Privacy

After the September 11 terrorist attacks, the government began to implement programs that would “protect” the country and its citizens from future attacks. One of those plans was an amendment to FISA that would allow warrantless wiretapping of American citizens. …

Pandora Didn’t Violate Your Privacy By Hooking Up With Facebook Pandora Didn’t Violate Your Privacy By Hooking Up With Facebook

Did you link your Pandora account with Facebook when the integration launched in 2010? Did you feel that your privacy was being infringed upon by doing so? If so, you might be upset to learn that the justice system doesn’t …

Facebook Takes Issue With Part Of Child Privacy Law Facebook Takes Issue With Part Of Child Privacy Law
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Websites that are collecting information from children under the age of thirteen are required to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Facebook is concerned with COPPA, in how it relates to plug-ins, like the company’s ever-popular “Like” …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Sales Ban Lifted In United States Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Sales Ban Lifted In United States
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To say that Samsung had a rough August would be a massive understatement. The company lost a major patent battle against Apple to the tune of $1 billion, and now faces the possibility of a sales ban being brought against …

Buscapé Implies Google Breached Ruling From Brazilian Court Buscapé Implies Google Breached Ruling From Brazilian Court

According to a court document, a Brazilian court recently rejected claims by shopping comparison site Buscapé that Google is a monopoly, and essentially does not conduct its business in a way that is fair to competitors. We talked about this …

TiVo To Get In On Redbox Instant TiVo To Get In On Redbox Instant

TiVo announced today that it has settled pending patent litigation with Verizon. The two companies have entered into a mutual patent licensing arrangement under which Verizon will provide TiVo “total compensation worth at least $250.4 million.” Part of the agreement …

Court Grants Stay In Google Books Case Court Grants Stay In Google Books Case

For a quick update on the ongoing case between Google and the Authors Guild over Google Books, a judge granted a stay in the case on Tuesday, while the court reviews the recent decision to give authors the go ahead …

Twitter Finally Gives Up Occupy Protester’s Tweets Twitter Finally Gives Up Occupy Protester’s Tweets
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The saga of New York criminal court, Twitter, and #Occupy protestor Malcolm Harris appears to have come to a close, as Twitter has officially handed over tweets that they had been fighting to protect for months. The story, which begins …

Court Finds That Google Is Not A Monopoly. Agree? Court Finds That Google Is Not A Monopoly. Agree?
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In June, we asked readers if they think Google is a monopoly or if people just prefer it. We got quite a range of answers. The argument hasn’t gone away. In fact, if anything, it’s ramped up more than ever. …

Joshua Wright FTC Nomination Probably Makes Google Happy Joshua Wright FTC Nomination Probably Makes Google Happy

This week, President Obama nominated Joshua Wright, a George Mason University School of Law professor, to serve on the Federal Trade Commission, replacing Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch. Rosch’s term will come to a close this month. Wright, an economist, in …

Apple Sues Online Grocery Store Over Its Logo Apple Sues Online Grocery Store Over Its Logo
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Apple is ridiculously protective of its trademarks and patents. That much should be clear by now. The company will drag you to court if you so much have a single element in common with its own devices. One could argue …

Oracle Case Commentators Paid By Google Are Officially Irrelevant Oracle Case Commentators Paid By Google Are Officially Irrelevant

In August, a federal court in California said Google failed to comply with an order to disclose the names of individuals that have talked about the the company’s ongoing legal battle with Oracle, and have received payment from Google. Eventually, …

Oracle Reportedly Ordered To Pay Google $1 Million Oracle Reportedly Ordered To Pay Google $1 Million

Last time we checked in with the ongoing legal dispute between Google and Oracle, Google was providing the court with a list of people it has paid, who have shared comments about the case (though, Google says it has never …

Pirate Bay Founder To Be Deported To Sweden Pirate Bay Founder To Be Deported To Sweden
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The people behind The Pirate Bay were sentenced to various amounts of time in prison back in February for criminal copyright infringement. Three of the four founders were present for the appeals hearing, but one – Gottfrid Svartholm – was …

After Losing In The U.S., Samsung Beats Apple In Japan After Losing In The U.S., Samsung Beats Apple In Japan

It was a pretty big deal when the jury handed Apple the victory in their patent dispute with Samsung. It was a rarity, however, as Samsung has won the majority of its patent disputes with Apple around the world. They …

Google Denied Request For Stay In Book Scanning Suit Google Denied Request For Stay In Book Scanning Suit

Google has been denied a stay in its lawsuit over book scanning, which has been going on for about three quarters of a decade. Jeff John Roberts at PaidContent points to a court order from the Judge, discussing why it …

Consumer Watchdog Challenges Google’s FTC Settlement Over “Safari-gate” Consumer Watchdog Challenges Google’s FTC Settlement Over “Safari-gate”

Consumer Watchdog announced today that it has won the right to oppose the recently announced $22.5 million Google settlement with the FTC. Despite the fact that this was the largest fine the FTC has ever given a single company, and …

Kim Dotcom Wins $4.83 Million In Latest High Court Ruling Kim Dotcom Wins $4.83 Million In Latest High Court Ruling
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It’s been a little over eight months since Kim Dotcom’s house was raided and all of his assets were seized. The Megaupload founder has been fighting for the return of his assets ever since. After numerous roadblocks and only a …